Health Center Committee Publications

The AOA's Health Center Committee routinely publishes articles and policy briefs emphasizing the need for enhanced vision care services in community health centers.  The most recent publications are listed below:

The Growing Need for ODs at Community Health CentersAOA Focus, April 2014.

Vision Care: The Next Essential Service in Community Health Centers. NACHC Community Forum Magazine, Summer, 2013.

Assessing the Need for On-Site Eye Care Professionals in Community Health Centers. The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Department of Health Policy, February, 2009. 

Reducing Visual Health Disparities in At-Risk Community Health Center Populations. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2009.

The role of community health centers in responding to disparities in visual health.  Journal of Optometry, 2008.